Kevin Durant Finally Steps Out in Hot New KD VI Nike Sneakers

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJune 27, 2013

Photo Credit: Nike
Photo Credit: Nike

Not that you would ever lose sight of Kevin Durant on the court, but it will be that much more difficult to miss him if he ever wears the bright and vibrant KD VI sneakers he recently unveiled. 

ESPN's Darren Rovell snapped this image of Durant answering some questions from Michael Wilbon. 

Thankfully, there is a great deal more information on the sneakers for you shoe aficionados who are now eager to own a pair after seeing just this small glimpse. 

Durant then tweeted a link to this YouTube video showing off his new stylish, albeit loud Nike sneakers. 

As Durant states in the video, the new sneakers are all about the little details, fashioning the style and design after the intricate inner workings of a watch. 

It certainly seems as if Nike pulled off something spectacular here, blending a brash and bombastic colorway with sartorial minutiae that can only be appreciated by close observation. 

Here are a few images as well as some details from the official Nike page dedicated to the shoes designed by Leo Chang. 


Like a premium watch, which is meticulously crafted, the KD VI features fine-tuned details that include:

  • Ultra-thin two layer upper with Flywire for lockdown support
  • An optical illusion logo on the tongue revealing “35” and “6” in negative space
  • Radial brushed texture marks on the midsole, KD logo and Nike Swoosh
  • A multi-layered hexagon traction pattern


If you are curious about the low-profile cut of the shoe, Nike states it wanted to incorporate a design that would help the "lateral footwork" seen in tennis and soccer, adding improvements like an ultra-thin upper and Nike Zoom in the forefoot. 

That's all well and good for fans wanting to get a boost on the basketball court, but what do the sneakerheads out there think about the fashion behind the shoe? 

It remains to be seen if there will be a huge line of ecstatic shoe hounds waiting to buy a pair when the shoe is released on July 3. 

I can safely say that anyone wearing these shoes will certainly get noticed out there on the court, though. 


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